Monday, June 15, 2015

West Virginia Day Festivities Set In Charleston

Summertime…Fun time.

Summertime in West Virginia is so special…isn’t it?  We shed the bounds of chilly weather and get out and do things that are harder or even impossible during the winter months.  The Mountain State is blessed with both natural and man-made wonders.  You already knew that, but when you have been cooped up for months you may have forgotten all that there is to see within driving distance.
Here is a list of just a handful of West Virginia’s most popular attractions. 

1.)  New River Gorge Bridge (Fayetteville)  
2.)  Coopers Rock State Forest (Bruceton Mills)
3.)  Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Harpers Ferry)
4.)  Lost World Caverns (Lewisburg)
5.)  Blackwater Falls State Park (Davis)
6.)  The State Museum (Charleston)
7.)  American Mountain Theater (Elkins)
8.)  Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (Cass)
9.)  Spruce Knob (Riverton)
10.) Seneca Rocks State Park (Seneca)

When you think about it, people travel from other states to come and visit the wonders of West Virginia.  And here they are along with many, many more right in your own backyard.  Your friends at the Masters Law Firm, proudly serving all of the amazing state of West Virginia, wish you a safe and happy summer.  Go explore!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Police and Mall Say They're Trained to Handle Active Shooter Situation

Swimming Pool Safety.

What is the best way to keep your child safe around the swimming pool this summer?  Adults may feel that they have better things to do, but nothing could be more important than to make sure that a functionally able swimmer of teenage or up be watching while children are playing in or around a swimming pool.  In the case of an infant or toddler an adult should be in the pool at arms-length at all times.  Even with older children someone of adult age should be concentrating on them at all times…not checking their cell phone.

If you are the owner of a swimming pool you must stick to a certain set of rules such as:

Empty blow-up pools after each use.
No toys that can be ridden around the pool.
No electrical appliances near the pool.
No diving in a swimming pool that is not deep enough.
Absolutely no running or roughhousing on the pool deck.

The Masters Law Firm serving all of West Virginia wants you to have a safe and wonderful summer.  The season is much too short, enjoy it safely and to the fullest.  And remember, if you ever need the services of the Masters Law Firm they are a phone call away from anywhere in the Mountain State at (800) 342-3106.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Celebrating Mom

May is the time to reflect on one of our most precious commodities…Mom.  Let’s face it, you would not be reading this without her.  Mom’s come in all shapes and sizes and all creeds and colors, but they all have one thing in common…an unequivocal love for their children.  Mother’s Day comes only once per year, but we believe it should be celebrated every day.

The bond that a child develops with his mother can never be severed.  She carried you and sustained you for 9 months before you ever appeared.  And when you finally did come into this world her unconditional love only grew from there.  Your mom may still be living or perhaps she has left us, but take the time to reflect on all that she did or has done for you.

Your friends at the Masters Law Firm of West Virginia celebrate Mom and hope that you have the opportunity to do the same.  Don’t put off doing something special for that most special person you will ever have in your life.  TIME is what we have to give so give it freely to your mom and pass along the love to all the moms of West Virginia and throughout the world.

Monday, May 4, 2015

West Virginia Waterways May Be Polluted by the Practice of Fracking.

A new study shows that ammonium and iodide two hazardous chemicals never known as oil and gas industry pollutants are spilling into waterways in areas of the Mountain State.  The toxic substances which can have a devastating impact on the entire ecosystem as well as human health are extracted from geological formations along with natural gas and oil during both hydraulic fracturing and conventional drilling operations.

What happens next is that the chemicals find their way into streams and rivers.  Believe it or not this process is both unintentional AND intentional as treatment plants deliberately release this contaminated water!  Should it be regulated or stopped?  According to author Avner Vengosh a geochemist at Duke University “That's not even science; it's common sense”.  According to experts iodide and ammonium are NOT regulated or monitored in any of the oil or gas drilling operations currently going on.

This is a today problem…not one for your grandchildren.  The Masters Law Firm, helping people throughout the great state of West Virginia, wants you to be aware of it.  Please call them anytime at (800) 342-3106.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety is a Major Concern.

As summer approaches, more and more people are taking to trails throughout West Virginia to enjoy their All Terrain Vehicles (ATV).  While ATV’s are a source of enjoyment for many throughout the Mountain State, unauthorized use of ATV’s can lead to serious injury or death.  That’s why the state legislature has implemented laws regarding ATV use in West Virginia.  If you are going to be riding an ATV this summer, be sure to know the laws and regulations regarding ATV usage.

This is especially true for West Virginia’s teenage drivers.  No one may operate an ATV With a passenger under the age of eighteen, unless the operator has at a minimum a level two intermediate driver’s license or its equivalent or is eighteen years of age or older.
Also, an ATV is meant to operate at speeds of 25MPH or less.

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission “reject the manufacture of a transitional, 'youth model' ATV for 14- to 16-year-olds that is capable of traveling at speeds up to 38 miles per hour.  James Perrin, president of the AAP, went a bit further, saying that “Children are not developmentally capable of operating these heavy, complex machines. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns all parents that no child under the age of 16 should drive or ride an ATV.”

The Masters Law Firm of Charleston West Virginia wants you to stay safe on ATV’s and other 4-wheelers this spring and summer.  If you need their assistance please call them at 1-800-342-3106.